PETERS – Persistent public helped press for info on firefighter campfire

Screengrab from video that caused all the controversy.

WHEN A GROUP of firefighters was caught enjoying a campfire near Adams Lake last month, reaction fell into two distinct camps.

The first camp told everyone to leave the poor firefighters alone.

They work long and hard trying to protect our province, and they deserve a little respite before getting back at it.

And after all, who better to know how to extinguish a campfire safely?

The second camp said there are not two sets of rules and there shouldn’t be two sets of consequences.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Persistent public helped press for info on firefighter campfire

  1. Ken McClelland // August 27, 2017 at 9:14 AM // Reply

    So what, they had a small campfire to relax for a bit after who knows how many hours on the fireline. Whoever pursued this into a punishable offense needs more to do with their time, imho. Good grief, how about a little gratitude?

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